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2016
Dec
14
 
 
This day in 1976 marked the first broadcast of an occasional special ABC presentation, The Barbara Walters Special...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
13
 
 
This day in 1992 marked the premiere of the telemovie Charles and Diana: Unhappily Ever After, a mere four days after Prime Minister John Major announced the "amicable separation" of the Prince and Princess of Wales to the British House of Commons...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
12
 
 
On this day in 1993, CBS presented a telefilm version of the Broadway musical, Gypsy, starring Cynthia Gibb in the title role, and Bette Midler as her domineering mother, Mama Rose...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
11
 
 
Today in 1993, HBO premiered its remake of the campy classic Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, with Daryl Hannah as the title character...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
10
 
 
On this day in 1990, NBC premiered the telefilm The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story, starring John Ritter as the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
9
 
 
On this day in 1985, CBS premiered the first part of Alice in Wonderland, a star-studded, two-part adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
8
 
 
On this day in 1980, Howard Cosell announced the tragic death of musician John Lennon on Monday Night Football... 
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
7
 
 
On this day in 2009, TNT debuted the original series, Men of a Certain Age...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
6
 
 
On this day in 1964, one of television's most popular Christmas specials, Rankin/Bass' Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, made its debut...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
5
 
 
On this day in 1999, ABC presented Oprah Winfrey Presents: Tuesdays with Morrie, a telefilm version of Mitch Albom's bestselling non-fiction novel...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is now avaialble on Amazon.

Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 

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